Feb 9, 2015

University of Tokyo, top school in China to form strategic partnership

Japan and China’s top universities will expand their collaboration to open the door for more academic and student exchanges, a move encouraged by the first meeting last year between the two countries’ current leaders, university officials said. The University of Tokyo and Peking University ...

Japanese scientists succeed in making mice transparent

Nov 7, 2014

Japanese scientists succeed in making mice transparent

Invisibility may still be the stuff of fiction, but researchers in Japan have developed a way to make mice almost totally transparent. Using a method that almost completely removes color from tissue, researchers say they can now examine individual organs or even whole bodies ...

Oct 30, 2014

University of Tokyo 24th in U.S. academic ranking

The University of Tokyo has ranked 24th in a list of the world’s 500 leading universities by U.S. News and World Report. It’s the highest-ranking institution in Asia, and is followed by Peking University in 39th place. Eighteen universities in the United States, four ...

Sep 9, 2014

Abe needs more stimulus to raise sales tax, adviser Itoh says

The administration should consider a supplementary budget this year and will need to add stimulus for the economy to weather the planned increase in the consumption tax in 2015, according to Motoshige Itoh, a member of an advisory panel to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. ...

Aug 13, 2014

Todai project aims to find future Thomas Edisons of Japan

The University of Tokyo’s Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology and the Nippon Foundation will launch a project to find highly talented children who refuse to go to school and to educate them as future leaders. The project aims to discover human resources ...